Excitement for Legacy Launch

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Exciting news!  My publisher, Black Pear Press, has been working hard on my second collection, ‘Legacy’.  I am delighted to announce I received the penultimate edit this morning, and the book launch is now imminent (weeks away, maybe a month or so!).

I was humbled by Lacuna’s success, thrilled it was popular, and grateful for the readership it found.  More, I am deeply honoured that Black Pear Press have seen something in my poetry that has prompted them to publish a second, more lengthy collection.

Legacy sees the publication of some longer poems and a few more personal pieces, but keeps with my style of delivering mostly succinct and evocative poetry.  I am extremely grateful to my editor, Polly Stretton for her dedication and friendship.

I am also grateful to my brother, Damien Davis, for his stunning cover, and to my friend, Paul F. Lenzi; for his support, guidance and kind words (see his blurb on my back cover!).

I am blessed.  Truly.  Thank you all for your support, I can’t wait to announce a release date.

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Brilliant Book Launch from oakley

oakley’s first poetry collection will be launched Sunday 4 March. oakley is a poet, playwright, writer and performer from the West Midlands and the former Worcestershire Young Poet Laureate (2017) Sunday 4 March, 4pm, Drummonds Bar, The Swan With Two Nicks, 28 New Street, Worcester WR1 2DP – free entry and books will be available. oakley […]

via First Collection—Book Launch—oakley — Black Pear Press

Stuffing

Panelled walls,

the smell of walnut,

and a sense of antiques,

priceless, but only worth

what opportunists

will pay for them.

Brown sugar cubes,

served on the side of a saucer

of a milky coffee,

though I asked for it black.

I attacked the pretentious sandwich,

forgetting all etiquette

as my stomach reminded me

it had been almost as long

since I ate,

as when I last slept.

I kept my hunger at bay

with a book,

swept my memories away

and took

one last look

at the things I wanted,

before retiring

to the other room,

with the tiled walls

and the smell of chestnut.

 

Colour Me in Cyanide & Cherries

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Look what arrived!  Baldy’s copy of ‘Colour Me in Cyanide & Cherries’!  Wonderful poetry from Mirjana M Inalman (known to the WordPress community as Oloriel).  You can get your copy here:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/mirjana-m-inalman/colour-me-in-cyanide-cherries/paperback/product-22575537.html

And why not try before you buy, and check out the Colour Me in Cyanide and Cherries blog:

https://olorielmoonshadow.wordpress.com/

Excellent!